Valentine’s Day (or for some of us, the “Single-Awareness” Day) is finally here. Some of you might feel flattered receiving gifts from your significant other (or yourself because self-love is so important!), while others may think that it’s just like any other day of the week.
And if you happen to be one of those single people who can’t stand looking at couples wining and dining today and throughout the weekend, perhaps you can plan a trip to one of these destinations. Who knows, you might end up meeting your soulmate there.
(Or, you could go on a trip with your single friends because the more the merrier!)
These are the top five places single people travel to, according to Airbnb
#1 Sydney, Australia
From enjoying the night view of the stunning Sydney Opera House to lazing around and getting sun-kissed skin at Bondi Beach, there’s plenty of things to explore at Sydney! Getting around the city is quite easy thanks to its efficient public transport, so you don’t really have to worry about getting lost (or language barriers!).
#2 Bali, Indonesia
We know you might be surprised that Bali made the list as it is usually associated with couples on honeymoon but guess what, we went there when we were single and had the time of our lives! Rent a bike and explore the streets of Kuta or spend some TLC on yourself at a villa in Nusa Dua or Canggu. Good food, cheap shopping, and great views – what’s not to love about Bali?
#3 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
If you’re up for a cultural trip, then make your way to Ho Chi Minh City. Shop at the local markets – Ben Thanh, to be exact - visit Cu Chi Tunnel to learn about the underground tunnel used by Viet Cong soldiers during the war, and check out the beautiful Independence Palace which formerly housed the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam war.
#4 Bangkok, Thailand
Khob khun krab
! There’s just so many things to love about Bangkok. We know how Malaysians love Thai food or spicy food, so nothing beats getting the real deal at Bangkok. After happily filling up your tummy, spend some time (and money) at the Chatuchak Market or one of the many other hipster markets that can be easily found around Bangkok.
#5 Jeju Island, South Korea
If you’re a big fan of K-pop or K-drama, then there’s no need to convince you why you should make your way here. Offering jaw-dropping scenery and Instagrammable places, your nature-loving heart will definitely thank you. Psst, we heard there’s also a couple of cool quaint cafes facing the sea! Definitely a therapeutic coffee session.